Monday, March 14, 2011

"Mudkin" by Stephen Gammell

"Mudkin" by Stephen Gammell

"Rain's gone! Time to play!" commands the queen. Well, she's not really a queen - just an ordinary girl who has an extraordinary day. She meets Mudkin, a friendly creature who whips up a robe and crown for her. Away they go to meet Her Majesty's subjects. Even if the kingdom lasts only until the next rain shower, the crown Mudkin gives her is forever.

In his unmistakable style, Caldecott-winning artist Stephen Gammel creates an ode to the most potent of childhood mixtures: mud and imagination.

My thoughts...
What a curious book ~ the story of a girl who becomes Queen of the mud people. For a book that doesn't have that much text (and some was too muddy to read!) it is a funny story and really dives deep into the imagination of a girl playing outside. I am not sure if this would work, but you could make up your own dialogue for the 'mud' text - which could be a lot of fun! The illustrations are very almost looks like Stephen Gammell used real mud to create his masterpiece of a book.

This book would be great for preschool age and up (my girls loved it too!). I would definitely recommend this book for any mud loving child...they will have fun imagining along with the little girl and maybe get some new ideas of their own! 

To learn more about the book click here. This book is available on Amazon for purchase now!

Thank You so much Net Galley and Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda Books) for allowing me to read this book! I cannot wait to read more books from you in the future!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Net Galley review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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